Heather McCaw Kerley

Layers upon Layers: Anselm Kiefer at the RA

New Blog Post! Layers upon Layers: Anselm Kiefer at the RA #painting #anselmkiefer #RoyalAcademy

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Whew, back again from another trip, this time to England. Mike and I spent most of the time in the country, but took one day to go to London. My goal was to see the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts, a retrospective I highly recommend.

If I had to use one word to describe Anselm Kiefer’s work, I would say “Layers.” Layers of history, meaning, symbolism, and personal reflection.…

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Been getting my knit on!! And found a use for some of my antique buttons to boot! #knitting #cozy #fall #autumn #monday

Been getting my knit on!! And found a use for some of my antique buttons to boot! #knitting #cozy #fall #autumn #monday

The finished product! #nautical #folkart #mermaid #saltlife

The finished product! #nautical #folkart #mermaid #saltlife

"I miss the Sea" Mermaid Linocut Print

“I miss the Sea” Mermaid Linocut Print

Heather Kerley

I love nautical folk art. When I was a kid, my mom would get me a doughnut at the little cafe in our grocery store. There was an old-fashioned-looking, carved panel of a whale on the wall that I remember very well. It represented everything that Ohio was not. It seemed to be from another age and another world; a world of stormy seas, sailors, and tall ships.

Linocut seems like the perfect medium…

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New prints! This is the first color. Details will be printed in a dark slate blue. #nautical #art #saltlife #mermaid #inthestudio

New prints! This is the first color. Details will be printed in a dark slate blue. #nautical #art #saltlife #mermaid #inthestudio

My latest. #painting #crow #corvid #floral #myth #acrylic

My latest. #painting #crow #corvid #floral #myth #acrylic

In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

The Knowing (Detail)

You may remember back when I was in the states this summer, I was inspired to make some drawings of ravens and crows after getting to know a family of them outside our cabin in the Hocking Hills.

I have been playing around with more images of crows and a medium I haven’t experimented with since high school. As always, these pieces are all available in my Etsy Shop!

Crow Turning, Scratchboard, 5 x 7 inches

Crow Turning, Scratchboard, 5…

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In the studio… #painting #palette #color

In the studio… #painting #palette #color

New Business Name! Pith and Root Studio

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I am pleased to announce that I have changed the name of my Etsy shop and blog! From now on, I’m calling my business and shop Pith and Root Studio.

I have mulled this step over for about a year. When I first opened my Etsy shop, I thought the best thing would be to use my own name, figuring that an artist’s name is their brand. That’s certainly true, but this can make your brand appear a little…

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